Am a newbie to AnyDVD. I installed the latest version 126.96.36.199
My DVD-RW Drive is Samsung: TSSTCORP CDDVDW SH-S203D with F/W SB01
So, far there were no region code changes for my drive as I don't use it to play DVD Movies. So 5 Changes were available in Device Manager.
I inserted my WALLE Bonus DVD to give a shot at backing it up. The Disc is marked for Region 3.
So, I changed the AnyDVD setting to emulate Region 3 and I inserted the disc in the drive. After a couple of drive led blinking and other activities the disc got detected and AnyDVD displayed the Info as follows:
Summary for drive F: (AnyDVD 188.8.131.52)
TSSTCORP CDDVDW SH-S203D SB01 0423
Drive (Hardware) Region: 0 (not set!)
Media is a DVD.
Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
Size of first Layer: 2064576 sectors (4032 MBytes)
Total size: 4059664 sectors (7929 MBytes)
Video DVD (or CD) label: WALLE_BONUS
Media is CSS protected!
Video Standard: NTSC
Media is locked to region(s): 1 3 4 5 6!
RCE protection not found.
Found & removed structural copy protection!
Found & removed invalid cell pieces!
Found & removed bogus title set(s)!
UDF filesystem patched!
Autorun not found on Video DVD.
Found & removed 5 potential bad sector protections!
Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 3!
The Movie playing fine.
Out of curiosity I checked the Device Manager and found that the Region code was changed to Region 3 and now only 4 changes are left.
I thought AnyDVD was to prevent this. Is this the case or am I missing something?
What went wrong? I have Windows XP SP2 with all latest patches installed. (Haven't hopped on to SP3 due to some forums talking about some issues).
Please help me as I seem lost.